The Black Sheep farm, just West of Hua Hin, peacefully located amidst a tropical setting, hilly and in the fullest sense of nature, invited for a food tasting of a selection of Khun Siriwan´s creations. Upon arrival, the birth of three new members in the sheep family was announced and kids of all ages gathered around the newly born. The Baah & Baeh families gratefully ate the offered carrots and fresh grass visitors can buy at the entrance.
As the host invited to the garden placed round table, expectations rose. A bowl of orangey fruit punch with a generous squirt of Bacardi rum was the opening of our gourmandic gourmetion. As a starter a composition of Saffron Risotto with Norwegian Salmon and undisclosed herbs and spices was absolutely mouth-watering. This dish usually is accompanied by a fresh Chablis or a Spanish Rueda (wheel) white wine – The main grape used for Rueda is the Verdejo grape, though the wine is often a blend -with Sauvignon Blanc.
The main dish consisted of an oven baked shredded – Braised-Lamb Shank Shepherd’s Pie with Creamed Spinach and potato slices topping it. Needles to comment the grand taste of this delicious dish. Especially the combination Lamb with Spinach complemented each other. According to the creator, it takes up to 5 hours to prepare this dish as it is cooked in several stages, finally in the oven. An Australian Cabernet Shiraz or a Chilean Shiraz goes extremely well with this dish. A side dished salad with mango and creamy dressing fitted perfectly to the entire meal.
As we were entirely satisfied with the quality and quantity of this delicious afternoon lunch, we opted fior a double espresso and liquor to round up this enjoyable experience. Khun Siriwan will not have this on their menue regularly but upon demand and ordered in advance she would be pleased to serve her creation. An Italian Pandoro (Pandoro is a traditional Italian sweet yeast bread, most popular around Christmas and New Year. Typically a Veronese product, Pandoro is traditionally shaped like a frustum with an 8 pointed-star section., plucked by the table members sweetened up our Risotto lamb experience whilst either dipping it in our coffee or liquor as the Italians do. Check out their Facebook : Black Sheep Hua Hin Fun Farm for contact and information how to get there.